Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 11th Jan 2006 18:06 UTC
Apple "Today Apple announced the MacBook Pro. It has quite a few changes compared to the previous PowerBook. For one, it uses an Intel Core Duo (formally known as Yonah) chip. This is a dual core processor and no, unlike what Steve Jobs stated, this does not have two processors. This will help a lot with responsiveness. I've been dreaming of a dual core laptop for quite a while. However, the realization of my dream coupled with the changes seen makes me cry", writes Unsanity. UPDATE: Windows XP won't run on the new Intel Macs because of EFI. Vista is supposed to work though.
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by gplCop318 on Wed 11th Jan 2006 19:52 UTC
gplCop318
Member since:
2006-01-10

I have been trying to tell you all that MS and Apple are going to join forces to knock out linux... They will be offering a mult boot OS for a discounted price so you get the best of both worlds.... Vista and OS# will be the one two punch for linux...

could happen....

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RE: uh [materplan]
by Nex6 on Wed 11th Jan 2006 20:40 in reply to "uh"
Nex6 Member since:
2005-07-06

as an admin of both windows and linux.
i don't think there is any master plan, per say....

as much of the market evloving, and changing. i dont think windows is going anywhere, and i think apple will gain some ground and then level off as will linux.




-Nex6

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Duh! was RE: uh
by glarepate on Wed 11th Jan 2006 23:11 in reply to "uh"
glarepate Member since:
2006-01-04

I have been trying to tell you all...

How is that working for ya? Arrested any GPL violators lately? Written any tickets? Don't answer if it will blow your cover...

No need to wait for Vista to come out. No need to offer any discounted OSes either. Since XP doesn't support booting from EFI you could just install Linux/*BSD/Solaris and use a bootloader to bypass any BIOS/EFI issues. That way you have Windows, all your old applications (if you need applications), and some options that may occur to you during the period of lucidity that happens after the infections clear out of your system.

Now, you may ask yourself, "XP64 supports EFI doesn't it?"

And you may ask yourself, "If Schiller thinks that XP64 won't boot, Is this really my lovely computer?"

And you may ask yourself, "Could monkeys really fly out of my serial port?" Could happen. What are the odds?

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RE: Duh! was RE: uh
by n4cer on Wed 11th Jan 2006 23:42 in reply to "Duh! was RE: uh"
n4cer Member since:
2005-07-06

No need to wait for Vista to come out. No need to offer any discounted OSes either. Since XP doesn't support booting from EFI you could just install Linux/*BSD/Solaris and use a bootloader to bypass any BIOS/EFI issues. That way you have Windows, all your old applications (if you need applications), and some options that may occur to you during the period of lucidity that happens after the infections clear out of your system.

This won't likely work since the loader is still built with the PC/AT BIOS in mind. The only versions of Windows built for EFI (besides Vista) run on the Itanium. EFI support will not be backported to 32-bit versions of XP. This shouldn't be a big issue as around the time people get their new Macs, they should also be able to get CTPs of Vista Beta 2. There's also the previously mentioned possibility of using Virtual PC or some other similar technology.

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alcibiades Member since:
2005-10-12

"They will be offering a mult boot OS for a discounted price so you get the best of both worlds"

It is quite conceivable. Not that it will make much difference to Linux, because Linux is not a designer brand, so the competition is minimal. The few who care will just run Linux on macs.

Apple is a designer brand. We are essentially talking designer brand marketing. It is a bit like Ralph Lauren moving out from polo shirts into suits, soap and shoes. The trick is to increase the number of people who can use the designer item for their usual purposes instead of the non-designer item.

The problem with OS X is that there are lots of people who cannot or will not use it. But, the same designer item with Windows in it, that they could and would use.

Apple is, after all, a hardware company. Give them a weapon for increased hardware sales, sooner or later they will use it. Intel could well be it.

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